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wordpress specialist

All websites I make are made in WordPress.  It is well supported on the web and is easy for you to edit after handover.  I don’t keep control of your site, but rather give you full access once the build is complete.  Unless you would prefer me to handle all that for you.

Below are some of my favourite sites to date with a peak at their homepages.

Enya Photography

Enya is an up-and-coming photographer shooting mostly weddings and couples in love.  She needed a site to showcase a selection of her work, with a strong focus on encouraging visitors to get in touch with her for bookings.  The subtle, yet noticeable calls to action lead visitors to her contact page.

Her branding is feminine, with lovely colour, so we wanted to bring that through the site without the colour becoming overpowering.  All whilst keeping the focus on her pictures.

She liked the idea of doing something a little bit different and having an artisitic element to the site.  I loved this idea and created a collapsible side navigation menu and offset blocks of colour to contrast the photos.  I incorporated the lovely, delicate illustration that is part of her branding and kept the whole site minimal with lots of negative space.

Rick and Sheira's Wedding

A site celebrating love and the marriage of the lovely Sheira and Rick.  The one-page site features illustrations and the fonts from their invitation, as well as happy pictures of them. 

The site serves to provide guests easy access to the date and time of the ceremony as well as the venue and an interactive map.  There is also a link to their gift list and a instagram grid for their wedding hashtag.

A section to submit songs for their playlist was added at Rick’s request.  And my personal favourite – a countdown timer to the ceremony!

"Loved our wedding website! Amy took our motif and wove it perfectly through the site. Super user friendly and no request was too much."
Rick & Sheira White
happily married lovebirds

Dave's Shop

Dave brings joy to the world with his happy confetti.  So the website needed to reflect that fun!

I worked closely with Dave’s sister-in-law Derryn (of Derryn Schmidt Photography) on this site; she created many of the design elements and had a lot of influence on the overall design of the site.  She and I created this lovely site and wrote the copy throughout.

Dave’s Shop is a fully functioning e-commerce store.

I just love how fun and light this site is!

"I like my website."
David Schmidt
famous confetti maker

jetblack agency

JetBlack is a boutique booking agency for electronic music artists in Cape Town.  They were looking for something bold and different; something that stood out and expressed their artistic vibe.  

I created a strong geometric background using the colour palette chosen by Jarrad, the main dude at JetBlack.  Each page has a slightly different background.  we stuck to plain black and white text and buttons throughout the site.The shiny new site linked through to their soundcloud and their booking platform was integrated as well.

I created a blog template for them to continue to use after the site was complete.

"Amy understood exactly what we wanted from our website and was so patient and helpful throughout the process."
Michaela Juby
booking manager

Oh Happy Day

One of my favourite sites to date, the shiny new site for Oh Happy Day was designed by the immensely talented Kim of Ruby + Swallow and built by me.

The site includes all the usual pages plus a lovely inspiration gallery page with on page filters as well as a very useful blog.  To download the rate card visitors need to submit their details which are sent to a Mailchimp list and then an automatic response is sent with the rate card.  I configured the Mailchimp account and set up the fully styled autoresponder to the list segment I created.

"Working with Amy has been invaluable to me and my clients! We have collaborated on numerous projects where I design the front-end of the site and she creates all the magic on the back-end, and I have always been more than impressed with the way she brings my designs to life with her incredible development skills! She is an intuitive and creative website developer - a rare and lethal combination. Amy consistently makes sure that websites look great and maintain their integrity on both desktop and mobile. It has been a joy working with her as no task is ever too much!"
Kim Clark
owner of Ruby + Swallow

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  • LET'S. SMASH. THIS. WEEK. IN. THE. FACE.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#monday #hitit #smashthisweekintheface #wecandothis #iwishwehadschoolholidays #iwillsurvive #evenwhenyoulovewhatyoudoitstiring #longhashtag #codepuffin #ugh #ohmondays #whyisntitholidays #adultingishard #mynameisamy #greenery #leaves #gottaprettifythegrid #darkgreen #backgroundimage #webdesign #wordpress #girlboss #durban #durbancreative #bespokewebsites #30hashtags #unsplash #awesomestockimage #webdesign
  • Slow Sundays for the win 😊⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Take it easy all you lovely people.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#slowsundays #chilledvibes #sundayfunday #familytime #relaxing #relaxation #kittysnuggles #watchingthetrees #calm #findinginnerpeace #takeiteasy #takingiteasy #sundaysareforchilling #sundaylunch #mynameisamy #ilovedurban #durban #031 #eastcoast #hardcorechillingtime #codepuffin #weekendtime #itssunday #anxietybegone #timetorelax
  • Happy Saturday!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I'm hardcore chilling and trying to find out where to buy Dylon cold water fabric dye in Durban.  Anyone know?  I want to do some tie-dye with my niblings (gender neutral alternative to nieces and nephews).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Have the best Saturday Insta-friends 🖤💜💛💚💙 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#saturday #hardcorechilling #relaxing #familytime #niblings #nibling #genderneutral #genderneutralalternative #tiedye #fabricdye #coldwaterdye #dylon #durban #dylonstockists mynameisamy #whatareyoudoing #schoolholidays #weekends #winningweekends #webcreator #imakewebsites #creative #creativeactivities #holidayactivities #bonding #itsfuntobecreative #makestuff #teachskills #thekids #funtimes
  • I'm into bridges!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Practical. Beautiful. A feat of engineering.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Practical design at its finest.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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P.S. If you have a strange bridge appreciation like me then let's hang out and go and look at some bridges.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#bridgenerd #ilikebridges #imintobridges #designandfunction #practicaldesign #bridgethegap #linktwoplaces #letslookatbridges #mynameisamy #practicalandbeautiful #engineering #afeatofengineering #intothemist #wheredoesitgo #mistybridge #letshangout #bridgeengineers #bridges #doespunctuationinhashtagsmatter?
  • "Lightning doesn't strike twice." Bullshit!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Lightning very often strikes the same place twice!  In fact, it is often more likely to strike the same place twice than it is to strike somewhere else.  Lighting goes for tall things and metal things, so those things keep getting struck during a thunderstorm. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Same goes for life. Just because something super rad (or super bad) happens in a certain way, doesn't mean it won't happen in that way again.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We can recreate the perfect environment for success.  Or for failure if we don't learn from our mistakes and put up some lightning rods to draw the strikes away.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you get negative feedback what do you do with it? Cry and move on? Shout and move on? Shout and cry and move on? Or learn, change and grow?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Here's to lightning rods and learning from mistakes!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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P.S. how cool is lightning? I just love it!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#codepuffin #lightning #lightningisrad #lightningdoesstriketwice #learnfrommistakes #lightningrods #websites #learnandgrow #negativefeedback #failureisopportunity #alwayslearning #bebetter #striveforimprovement #alwayimproving #learnlearnlearn #succeed #girlboss #creative #femmepreneur #dontsettle #workforyourself #smallbiz #webdesign #webdev #unsplash #canva #planoly
  • SATURDAY! .
On the to-do list today: a bit of work;  Minecraft; baking; napping; Netflix; junk food feasting.
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May you a have the best Saturday ever!
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#saturday #minecraft #junkfood #baking #napping #naps #nappingforthewin #itsalongweekend #onlyalittlebitofwork #codepuffin #webcreator #wordpressexpert #websites #girlboss #webdesign #webdev #imcravingtrashfood #saturdaysleepin #netflixmarathon #pajamasallday #minecraftforthewin #iloveagoodgame #mynameisamy #ilikegames #pcgamer #casualgamer #diamondpickaxeislife
  • Do you believe in fate? .
I don't think I do. I think we control our own paths. We steer our own boats. Or we just float down the river and get pushed around and taken along by the tides of life.
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What do you think about destiny?
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#destiny #fate #riveroflife #steeryourownboat #doyoubelieveinfate #kungfupandaquote #kungfupanda #animatedmoviesarethebest #believeinyourself
  • LET'S. SMASH. THIS. WEEK. IN. THE. FACE.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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That is all.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#monday #hitit #smashthisweekintheface #wecandothis #iwishwehadschoolholidays #iwillsurvive #evenwhenyoulovewhatyoudoitstiring #longhashtag #codepuffin #ugh #ohmondays #whyisntitholidays #adultingishard #mynameisamy #greenery #leaves #gottaprettifythegrid #darkgreen #backgroundimage #webdesign #wordpress #girlboss #durban #durbancreative #bespokewebsites #30hashtags #unsplash #awesomestockimage #webdesign
  • Slow Sundays for the win 😊⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Take it easy all you lovely people.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#slowsundays #chilledvibes #sundayfunday #familytime #relaxing #relaxation #kittysnuggles #watchingthetrees #calm #findinginnerpeace #takeiteasy #takingiteasy #sundaysareforchilling #sundaylunch #mynameisamy #ilovedurban #durban #031 #eastcoast #hardcorechillingtime #codepuffin #weekendtime #itssunday #anxietybegone #timetorelax
  • Happy Saturday!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What are you doing today?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I'm hardcore chilling and trying to find out where to buy Dylon cold water fabric dye in Durban.  Anyone know?  I want to do some tie-dye with my niblings (gender neutral alternative to nieces and nephews).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Have the best Saturday Insta-friends 🖤💜💛💚💙 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#saturday #hardcorechilling #relaxing #familytime #niblings #nibling #genderneutral #genderneutralalternative #tiedye #fabricdye #coldwaterdye #dylon #durban #dylonstockists mynameisamy #whatareyoudoing #schoolholidays #weekends #winningweekends #webcreator #imakewebsites #creative #creativeactivities #holidayactivities #bonding #itsfuntobecreative #makestuff #teachskills #thekids #funtimes
  • I'm into bridges!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Practical. Beautiful. A feat of engineering.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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They link two places and make things easier.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Practical design at its finest.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What do you think's on the other side of this misty bridge?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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P.S. If you have a strange bridge appreciation like me then let's hang out and go and look at some bridges.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#bridgenerd #ilikebridges #imintobridges #designandfunction #practicaldesign #bridgethegap #linktwoplaces #letslookatbridges #mynameisamy #practicalandbeautiful #engineering #afeatofengineering #intothemist #wheredoesitgo #mistybridge #letshangout #bridgeengineers #bridges #doespunctuationinhashtagsmatter?
  • "Lightning doesn't strike twice." Bullshit!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Lightning very often strikes the same place twice!  In fact, it is often more likely to strike the same place twice than it is to strike somewhere else.  Lighting goes for tall things and metal things, so those things keep getting struck during a thunderstorm. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Same goes for life. Just because something super rad (or super bad) happens in a certain way, doesn't mean it won't happen in that way again.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We can recreate the perfect environment for success.  Or for failure if we don't learn from our mistakes and put up some lightning rods to draw the strikes away.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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If you get negative feedback what do you do with it? Cry and move on? Shout and move on? Shout and cry and move on? Or learn, change and grow?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Here's to lightning rods and learning from mistakes!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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P.S. how cool is lightning? I just love it!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#codepuffin #lightning #lightningisrad #lightningdoesstriketwice #learnfrommistakes #lightningrods #websites #learnandgrow #negativefeedback #failureisopportunity #alwayslearning #bebetter #striveforimprovement #alwayimproving #learnlearnlearn #succeed #girlboss #creative #femmepreneur #dontsettle #workforyourself #smallbiz #webdesign #webdev #unsplash #canva #planoly
  • LET'S. SMASH. THIS. WEEK. IN. THE. FACE.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#monday #hitit #smashthisweekintheface #wecandothis #iwishwehadschoolholidays #iwillsurvive #evenwhenyoulovewhatyoudoitstiring #longhashtag #codepuffin #ugh #ohmondays #whyisntitholidays #adultingishard #mynameisamy #greenery #leaves #gottaprettifythegrid #darkgreen #backgroundimage #webdesign #wordpress #girlboss #durban #durbancreative #bespokewebsites #30hashtags #unsplash #awesomestockimage #webdesign
  • Slow Sundays for the win 😊⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#slowsundays #chilledvibes #sundayfunday #familytime #relaxing #relaxation #kittysnuggles #watchingthetrees #calm #findinginnerpeace #takeiteasy #takingiteasy #sundaysareforchilling #sundaylunch #mynameisamy #ilovedurban #durban #031 #eastcoast #hardcorechillingtime #codepuffin #weekendtime #itssunday #anxietybegone #timetorelax
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I'm hardcore chilling and trying to find out where to buy Dylon cold water fabric dye in Durban.  Anyone know?  I want to do some tie-dye with my niblings (gender neutral alternative to nieces and nephews).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#saturday #hardcorechilling #relaxing #familytime #niblings #nibling #genderneutral #genderneutralalternative #tiedye #fabricdye #coldwaterdye #dylon #durban #dylonstockists mynameisamy #whatareyoudoing #schoolholidays #weekends #winningweekends #webcreator #imakewebsites #creative #creativeactivities #holidayactivities #bonding #itsfuntobecreative #makestuff #teachskills #thekids #funtimes
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